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GVSU cancels classes, moving online after state emergency declared

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Add Grand Valley State University to a growing number of higher education instutitions that have cancelled classes amid the corona virus pandemic that is sweeping across the country. School officials made the call Wednesday after confirmation came down that the virus has spread to Oakland and Wayne counties. 

"Our top priority is the health and safety of the Grand Valley State University community," GVSU President Philomena Mantella said in an open letter to faculty, students and parents. "We are taking this step for the well-being of our community, and have procedures in place to support students with their courses, and faculty and staff with their work. This virus demands we remain alert and make constant adjustments to our plans, and we will update our community as needed."

Michigan, Grand Valley will cancel classes March 12 - 15. The university will convert to remote teaching beginning March 16, at least through March 29.\

The university’s Incident Management Team is in close contact with local health officials and monitors the Centers for Disease Control directives. You will find updates on all COVID-19 information at www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus.

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